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Sherman Calliope Historical T40 Whizbang T34E2 Calliope

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Slayer_Jesse #1 Posted May 06 2015 - 05:34

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Hey, I was browsing the wikipedias when I saw this:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T34_Calliope

  • Rocket Launcher T34E2 (Calliope) - Caliber of rockets increased from 4.5 in (114 mm) to 7.2 in (183 mm), number of tubes remains at 60. Saw combat in 1944-1945.

 

Now, I thought I found a picture of it, and even the manual for its launcher.

http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USA/ref/TM/pdfs/TM9-296.pdf

 

But apparently this is a T40 Whizbang.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T40_Whizbang

 

In my searching all I've seen on it is a few blurbs here and there, and more data on the Whizbang.

 

So my questions are this:

  1. Are there any surviving images of the T34E2?
  2. Did it use the same M17 launcher? It says they used the same caliber of rockets but I'm not sure.
  3. Were all Calliopes 75mm's, or were there 76mm tanks converted as well?

Edited by Slayer_Jesse, May 06 2015 - 05:43.


lonezewolf #2 Posted May 06 2015 - 05:38

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If this was in game it would be fun and maybe OP

tiger61378 #3 Posted May 07 2015 - 18:29

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It made it into WT recently, and isn't just OP...its game breaking (SquireFlyer did a video on it, and blew up a Maus with one...that's a rocket launcher pack mounted on a standard 75mm M4 Sherman, so in our terms a tier 5 wrecking a tier 10, along with a tier 7 and tier 8 (Panther and Tiger II).

Slayer_Jesse #4 Posted May 08 2015 - 05:42

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View Posttiger61378, on May 07 2015 - 12:29, said:

It made it into WT recently, and isn't just OP...its game breaking (SquireFlyer did a video on it, and blew up a Maus with one...that's a rocket launcher pack mounted on a standard 75mm M4 Sherman, so in our terms a tier 5 wrecking a tier 10, along with a tier 7 and tier 8 (Panther and Tiger II).

 

they seem to have fixed it, as last time i test drove it i couldn't scratch the Maus from any angle.

tiger61378 #5 Posted May 09 2015 - 15:35

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View PostSlayer_Jesse, on May 07 2015 - 23:42, said:

 

they seem to have fixed it, as last time i test drove it i couldn't scratch the Maus from any angle.

 

Well, that's good news.  I can see the Calliope working against the top armor of a Maus (since its basically a ton of air launched rockets strapped together and welded to a tank), but from the front & sides its a bit too much.




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